The Information Age

Twitter

Twitter was created in March of 2006 from the podcasting platform of Odeo, created by Evan Williams.  An employee in Odeo named Jack Dorsey had an idea of a product that focused solely on people’s statuses and what they were doing at the any certain time. On February of 2006 Dorsey’s idea was presented to the rest of the company.  Since its creation Twitter has become a new instrument for expressing cultural trends, opinions and information.

 

For other breakthroughs in social networking, see:

  1. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/21/first-coffee-house-in-england/
  2. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/15/sixdegrees-com/
  3. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/15/friendster-com/
  4. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/15/linkedin-comd/
  5. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/15/myspace-com/
  6. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/18/facebook/
 Source: Nicholas Carlson, “The Real History of Twitter,” Business Insider (April 2011), http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-04-13/tech/29957143_1_jack-dorsey-twitter-podcasting/4(accessed October 24, 2011).
Image Source: “Twitter,” Michigan State University,  http://careernetwork.msu.edu/social-media-sites/twittersm (accessed October 24, 2011).
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